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Re: December Piano Bar
Pianist685 #2696431 12/12/17 12:17 PM
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To get the Christmas tunes started here's one I posted here 3 years ago, one of my favourites:

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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Pianist685 #2696633 12/13/17 06:04 AM
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jazztpt, like, like, like thumb C major, so romantic, easily recognizable tune. And the citation of "Jingle Bells" at the end - I have heard that ending of "Have yourself..." before but cannot remember who played it that way.

Here is a piece of classical Christmas music I recorded and uploaded on the IMSLP one year ago. "Chanteurs de Noel" ("Christmas Singers") by the Russian composer Sergey Lyapunov (in the succession of Liszt) reflects the solemn mood of the season.

Chanteurs de Noel

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Pianist685 - that was lovely, not only lovely but impressive too, thanks for sharing and joining in. ( Ab smile )

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Here is a another contribution from me, this time a new recording. I fluffed the run into the middle 8 but what can you do, it's Christmas !


The Christmas Song

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Pianist685 #2696672 12/13/17 10:50 AM
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Riddler: Enjoy your playing. It like a live band playing.

Pianist685: Thanks for the nice jazzy classic piano music. I enjoy it. The classic style ST. Louis Blues is so ear pleasing. The Classic Christmas song is very good

Jazztpt: Very nice jazz trio and the Blue Bossa. They sounds like old vinyl records. Thanks for Merry Little Christmas and the Jazzy Christmas song. The Challen is repaired. The sad owner had not place to put it and awaiting new owner.

BillM: Missing you so much. Nice to hear your new music experiment. Although the voice is modulated, the articulation is same like few years ago.

I am still nervous when recording. Hope can improve it and post more playing.


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J.S.Bach Prelude in C Min: No. 2 from Six Preludes fur Anfanger auf dem
Am Abend No. 2 from Stimmungsbilder, Op. 88
60s Swing No. 1 from Swinging Rhythms
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Hi, Pianist685 -- Just a quick note to let you know that I posted the entire Lyapunov "Svyatki" here on PW a few years back -- you can probably find it in the archives, if you're interested. It's always fascinating to me to listen to other "takes" on unfamiliar pieces -- your conception is gentler in tone than my own, which is far more raw-boned Russian. Great to hear another perspective -- thanks for sharing it!

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Hi, Tim, I am interested. Can you give me the link? I haven't found it in the recitals index. Have you posted it in the piano bar or the members' recordings section?

By the way, you could be the first to answer this question of mine on IMSLP.

http://imslp.org/index.php?title=Special:WikiForum&thread=16121

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Constantin

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Pianist685 #2696929 12/14/17 10:59 AM
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Hi, Constantin! I had originally posted "Svyatki" in the Members' Recording section of the Piano Corner Forum a couple of years back. When I checked that Forum, I realized that the past threads only extended about 9 months back. So then I just now re-posted that same recording of Svyatki for your listening pleasure (and hopefully others). I think it's just a great Suite - I like all four pieces in their various ways, but particularly like the last one, "Kolyada".

As far as your question is concerned, I think your diagnosis of how to play the staccato directive in the third piece is exactly correct. Lyapunov notated this quite precisely within the context of the piece, and his music is telling me that he wants very slight spaces between each note at those points -- and I can "hear" this clear as a bell in my mind's eye. I thought your handling of this section in your rendition was very appropriate, although I personally hear a little sharper rhythmic incisiveness in that section.

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Originally Posted by jazztpt
Here is a another contribution from me, this time a new recording. I fluffed the run into the middle 8 but what can you do, it's Christmas !The Christmas Song
Great Nat King Cole. Thanks for posting another wonderful jazzy Christmas tune.

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Pianist685 #2697179 12/15/17 10:13 AM
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Carol Medley 2015

Here is a 30 minute Medley of Christmas carols I shared on Members' Recording section of the Pianist Corner Forum a few years ago. They are mostly Jazz arrangements of standard Carols by various arrangers.

Enjoy -- and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

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jazztpt #2697336 12/16/17 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by jazztpt
Thanks again, jazztpt, for giving me the inspiration - I am playing this song myself now. What a funny idea to end a song with the citation of another. This time you cited "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer".

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Tim Adrianson - beautiful sensitive playing, I particularly liked A child is Born, thanks for sharing.

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Hi, Jazztpt! Many thanks, and especially for A Child Is Born, because that was my own improvised arrangement -- and what a great song, coming from, of all things, the violent late 1960s!

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Originally Posted by Pianist685
What a funny idea to end a song with the citation of another.
Well, "funny" is perhaps not the proper word, it could be understood in a negative way. I meant "nice" or "cheerful".

Tim, I am sure your collection of carol recordings is fantastic (like all your recordings) - I am still trying to get those https.app.box links working on my notebook.

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Jazztpt, nice playing, a couple of my favorite Christmas songs, very enjoyable.

Pianist685, I am not familiar with Chanteurs de Noel, but it is quite beautiful. Well done.

Tim Adrianson, wonderful medly. I also tend to play A Child Is Born as a Christmas song, because......, well, because I Iike it, and that is reason enough! Nice chords, well done.

Ed


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Pianist685 #2698314 12/19/17 09:36 PM
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Test play a Pleyel.
First Noel, simplified David Lanz arrangement.


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J.S.Bach Prelude in C Min: No. 2 from Six Preludes fur Anfanger auf dem
Am Abend No. 2 from Stimmungsbilder, Op. 88
60s Swing No. 1 from Swinging Rhythms
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Weiyan - What a lovely arrangement impressively and sensitively played from memory. The Piano sounds lovely too, well done indeed.

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Originally Posted by Pianist685
Originally Posted by Pianist685
What a funny idea to end a song with the citation of another.
Well, "funny" is perhaps not the proper word, it could be understood in a negative way. I meant "nice" or "cheerful".



Didn't give it a second thought, actually I was just trying to be 'jolly' laugh

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Weiyan - What a lovely arrangement impressively and sensitively played from memory. The Piano sounds lovely too, well done indeed.


Thank you! Its sad that no more consumer grade piano has personality like this. Its only cost a Yamaha U3.


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J.S.Bach Prelude in C Min: No. 2 from Six Preludes fur Anfanger auf dem
Am Abend No. 2 from Stimmungsbilder, Op. 88
60s Swing No. 1 from Swinging Rhythms
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